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June 2018

How to Hire the Best Post-Grads For Your Company

How to Hire the Best Post-Grads For Your Company

Recent college grads learned a lot over the last four years or so, which means they’re willing to take on whatever comes their way. That’s where you come in, as a business owner. Post-grads are great hires, but it’s important for your company to grab hold of the best out there. Here’s how you can.

Research the Facts

During college, most students have the opportunity to take on internships and have their hand in major projects. This experience could be what helps them shine in your company. Take a look at a some of the recent grads and learn about their college experience. Did they write for a major publication? Were they a part of a startup development? A lot of their works can be found online, so take a look at whatever is out there. By looking at their work, you can decide if they would be a good fit for your business.

Consider Technology

Post-grad job seekers are looking for jobs everywhere and anyway they can. Most new career hunters are a big fan of an application that can be done with a few clicks. As a company owner, you can get on board with technology, too. Conduct video interviews with the potential candidate before bringing them into the office for an official meeting. The video interview will give them a chance to show off their personality and give you a look at their creative side. If you offer them the option of a one-way video interview, you’re eliminating any scheduling issues and allowing the candidate to respond on their own time.

Create an Environment They’ll Want to Work In

Most recent college grads fall under the millennial umbrella. Those millennials have high expectations for the places they’re going to be working in and the company environment. Offering the ability to work from home, more paid time off, and allowing employees to create their own schedule can help draw attention to your company. Sit down with some recent grads and find out what is important for them to see in the workplace. Take what they say and go with it. Now, if they say they only want to work once a week they’re probably not the best person to hire. But reasonable requests should be accommodated. A 2016 Gallup poll says millennials are the "Job Hopping Generation," with six in 10 open to a new job at any given time, more than any other generation. To prevent that from happening in your company, create a place where your employees will want to be.

Recent college grads are among many excellent job applicants out there. Sit down with your human resources consultants and work together to find the best for your company.